13 Ways to Put your Instant Pot to Work on Thanksgiving

This is a round up of recipes for any Instant Pot owner who has
ever run out of oven or stove space while cooking
Thanksgiving. This is the year to put your Instant Pot to
work. Just about every conceivable recipe has been made in an
Instant Pot, including many Thanksgiving classics. The trick is
spotting the good ones. These were the ones that caught my
attention. Enjoy! -h

13 Ways to Put your Instant Pot to Work on Thanksgiving

1.
Winter Squash and Lentil Stew
– (Good Housekeeping)

A hearty winter stew that can be made in your Instant Pot, a pound
of dried lentils is cooked in about 12 minutes with the pressure
cooker feature.

13 Ways to Put your Instant Pot to Work on Thanksgiving

2.
Moroccan-Style Instant Pot Chickpea Stew
– (Instant Pot
Eats)
A healthful stew of spinach and chickpeas is spiced
out with cumin, cinnamon and paprika. Like many of my favorite
Instant Pot recipes, this one uses the sauté feature to bring out
the flavor in onions and garlic, followed by pressure cooking to
create a stew that tastes like it’s been on the stovetop for
hours.

13 Ways to Put your Instant Pot to Work on Thanksgiving

3.
Three Cheese Mashed Potatoes
– (Half Baked Harvest)

A cornerstone of any Thanksgiving meal, you need mashed potatoes on
the table. Here, Tieghan’s beautiful, slow-cooked version raises
the bar. Put the potatoes in your IP for a few hours and they are
ready to mash. This recipe adds a ton of flavor with gruyere,
parmesan and cheddar, but I can imagine experimenting with
different cheese combinations to make it your own.
13 Ways to Put your Instant Pot to Work on Thanksgiving
4. One-Skillet
Squash with Spiced Chickpeas
– (Bon Appétit)
Hello
vegetarian main! I’m linking to the article that highlights the
main Instant Pot technique of this recipe, which is cooking a whole
kabocha squash in about 20 minutes. You then add it to a cast-iron
skillet with chickpeas and other goodness and roast it at 425F.

13 Ways to Put your Instant Pot to Work on Thanksgiving

5. Balsamic
Carrots
– (Amanda’s Cookin)
A good option for a
side – this recipe calls for only four ingredients! Find the
prettiest carrots you can and slow cook for up to six hours.

13 Ways to Put your Instant Pot to Work on Thanksgiving

6. Instant Pot
Wild Rice Soup
– (Pinch of Yum)
I’ve seen many
people make (and photograph) this recipe on IG and it’s popular
for good reason. Source some good wild rice and after 45 minutes
pressure cooking (and then a few minutes extra on the stove top)
and you have one of the best soups you can bring to the table on
Thanksgiving.

13 Ways to Put your Instant Pot to Work on Thanksgiving

7.
Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
– (Damn Delicious)
Not
everyone loves brussels sprouts, especially our younger friends,
but one glance at this recipe will change minds. This recipe is
designed for slow cooking (2 hours), but I can imagine a boost of
the IP saute feature to get the desired caramelization.

13 Ways to Put your Instant Pot to Work on Thanksgiving

8.
Cranberry Sauce
– (Eating Well)
Another
non-negotiable on Thanksgiving, this five-ingredient recipe will
check off the cranberry sauce in under 30 minutes using the
pressure cooking feature of your IP.

13 Ways to Put your Instant Pot to Work on Thanksgiving

9.
Smoky Vegan Cauliflower Soup
– (Vegan Richa)

Cauliflower is a veggie that doesn’t get a lot of love  on
Thanksgiving tables, but here’s a way to serve it & surprise
a few people. A red pepper and paprika gives the soup a nice color,
while cinnamon, thyme and nutritional yeast make the flavor
interesting.

13 Ways to Put your Instant Pot to Work on Thanksgiving

10.
Coconut Sweet Potato Lentil Soup with Rice
– (Half-Baked
Harvest)
Another winner from HBH, this is a great example
of a stove-top recipe converted for Instant Pot that will help you
keep the space on your stove-top free. Total prep and cooking time
is 35 minutes, so it’s also perfect if you are juggling three
other dishes.

13 Ways to Put your Instant Pot to Work on Thanksgiving

11. Crockpot
Stuffing
– (Well Plated)
One change you can make
from this recipe is you can saute the onion and celery in the IP
first, remove and then cook the rice. Wild rice and cranberries
elevate this stuffing from the standard you grew up with.

13 Ways to Put your Instant Pot to Work on Thanksgiving

12. Creamy
Kale and Mushroom Risotto
– (Sammy Boyce Bal)

Another idea for a vegetarian main, this recipe combines using the
Instant Pot to make a creamy, easy risotto and using the stovetop
to prepare a creamy vegan “parm” based around nutritional
yeast.

13 Ways to Put your Instant Pot to Work on Thanksgiving

13. Butternut
Squash Risotto
– (Girl on Bloor)
Here’s another
strategy for a fall risotto that can be prepared in less than 40
minutes thanks to the magic of pressure cooking.
13 Ways to Put your Instant Pot to Work on Thanksgiving

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Source: vegetariantimes
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